Final Fantasy (The Band) Has A New, Less Trademark Infringing Name

Perhaps, in your travels for Final Fantasy-related content or violin-driven indie music, you've come across the band Final Fantasy. If you have and you've become a fan of the artist, you will know them as Final Fantasy no more.

The band—which is largely a solo act—will change its name to Owen Pallett next year. That's in reference to violinist Owen Pallett, the musician at the core of the artist formerly known as Final Fantasy. I know what you might be thinking, that Square Enix's trademark protecting legal team has gone after Pallett, forcing the man to change his band's name. Not so, says Pallett.

While he points out that "the laws of trademark infringement exist for good reason," he says he is "voluntarily retiring my band name."

"I feel it is in my own best interests to definitively distinguish my music from Square/Enix's games," Pallett said in a statement.

Final Fantasy Changes Name [Pitchfork]


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